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  • Local |Business | November 29, 2013

    Black Friday becoming earlier, more organized

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    Black Friday is no longer on Friday, and it’s no longer quite so black. Or bleak. Incidents in recent years that resulted in injuries or even death of employees and shoppers have brought about a more organized, safer Black Friday system in some stores.

  • Local |Business | November 29, 2013

    Mennonite church to build on Poyntz

    The Manhattan Mennonite Church has unveiled plans for a new building and location. The current church building is at 1000 Fremont, and through the help of tithes and donations, church leaders hope to break ground at 821 Poyntz — immediately east of Manhattan High’s east campus — where

  • Local |Business | November 28, 2013

    Volunteers produce big Thanksgiving spread for all ... and it’s free

    For Thursday’s lunch, Old Chicago was not serving its typical Italian food. It was time for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Volunteers from the Flint Hills Breadbasket and Old Chicago served a community Thanksgiving meal Thursday. It was a full deal, too, with all the

  • Local |Education | November 28, 2013

    Disturbing district grad rate deceiving

    Discussion during a Riley County Commission meeting Monday highlighted a below-average graduation rate in the county. But it’s a complicated issue. While the state saw 84.92 percent of its high school seniors graduate during the 2011-12 school year, the graduation rate in Riley County was

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 28, 2013

    K-State engineers heading for space

    Engineering students at Kansas State University are improving spacesuits to keep astronauts healthy in final frontier conditions. The team, which includes electrical and computer engineering professors and more than a dozen students, is working to make a better space suit that could monitor astronauts’ health

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 28, 2013

    Police seek bank robber

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    Riley County police are looking for a man who robbed Kansas State Bank Wednesday afternoon. Police surrounded the bank at 1101 Bluemont Avenue after responding to the robbery call at 2:45 p.m. According to a report from RCPD, the man entered the bank and demanded money

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 28, 2013

    Data analysis results in customized advertising

    Excited, surprised or annoyed when those holiday catalogs or promotional offers start coming in the mail or via email? According to a Kansas State University expert in customer relationship management, your shopping habits play a big role in determining when and if you receive retailers’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 27, 2013

    Police seeking armed robbery suspect

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    Riley County Police are currently looking for a man suspected of carrying out a robbery at Kansas State Bank, 1101 Bluemont Avenue, shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 20’s or 30’s, wearing black gloves and a

  • Local |Education | November 27, 2013

    Roosevelt first graders develop interactive museum

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    First grader Soleil Disney shared everything that she learned about Native Americans this month at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary. The school’s first grade students held a Native American museum Tuesday where they showcased their school projects. Soleil didn’t take any pauses for breath as

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 27, 2013

    Board disputes control of CVB

    After two hours of deliberations Tuesday night, city commissioners decided they want to take back control of the Convention and Visitors Bureau advisory board. But the CVB budget, currently $1.2 million, apparently will remain with the Chamber of Commerce. Only a change in the city’s

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